Funds for the wall

Paperless Post AlphaAF
Jan 1 36 Comments

Was thinking of a napkin calculation on how H1B workers could easily fund the initial $5B requirement. If 500,000 people give $10,000 in exchange for fair policies (easy mobility between jobs), fixed <5 year path to green card and lifting county cap, Trump would have his wall.

I'm not saying any of this is possible, but just a thought experiment.

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  • Microsoft 4655434b
    I’m a citizen & I’ll throw in 100k if the wall can be built around all wall supporters....
    Jan 1 3
    • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
      It’s going to cost significantly more to build a wall around all wall supporters
      Jan 1
    • Google / Eng
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      Let's start a GoFundMe campaign. I will put another 100k.
      Jan 1
    • Salesforce / Eng :q!
      Simple:
      Let Trump build the wall
      Then relocate to beautiful multicultural Mexico.
      Jan 1
  • We need the wall.
    Jan 1 8
    • Don’t you read the news? President Trump has enumerated all the reasons why we need a wall. Now why do you want all the illegals to flood the US?
      Jan 1
    • Compass / Eng
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      FUPayMemore
      Ok. Please give me clear examples. Trump doesn’t cite any facts instead he makes sweeping statements.

      Take the migrant caravan that he played up before the election. Most of those people are being processed as legal asylum seekers. This is a legal process that a wall wouldn’t effect but he is making it seem as if it would.
      Jan 1
    • New / Eng Pepe.Frog
      Legal “asylum” seekers. Basically, economic migrants who want an American job.

      I think we should let in anyone in the world who wants an American job. Let’s flood the market with workers who work for less TC.

      Luckily, no software engineers are coming through the border to affect our jobs.
      Jan 1
    • Bank of The West / Consultant
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      Yeah but jobs are going over seas while work visa is shitty process. So now USA loses all the tax as well as whatever the migrant visa holder spends in USA. Good luck with df wall. In two days dems will try to open the government without giving trump his wall money. The go fund me should continue and as long as that go fund or Mexico pays I’m supportive of wall.

      No no don’t touch my tax $, it’s 2019 not 2017/2018.
      Jan 1
    • Compass / Eng
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      Economic migrants != asylum. You might find it beneficial to read up on what qualifies for asylum.
      Jan 1
  • Compass / Eng
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    The wall is a dumb idea
    Jan 1 3
    • New begin
      No one is debating on it. Let him build one to make history and compete with China wall.
      Jan 1
    • Paperless Post AlphaAF
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      Who cares man. Everyone knows it's dumb, but there's 40% of the population who think it helps. Trump apparently doing this for his base
      Jan 1
    • Lyft / Eng JSBG53
      i think it's better to not do dumb things rather than do them.

      so.. i care
      Jan 1
  • Twitter uSmC67
    The wall is estimated to cost $70 billion. The $5 billion barely gets it started.
    Jan 1 2
    • Apple / Ops no_carrier
      But if you give a mouse a cookie...
      Jan 1
    • New begin
      Then multiple by 14. If you pay 140k, then GC with in a week 😋
      Jan 1
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Compass / Eng
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      There are so many things wrong with what you wrote that I’m having a hard time knowing where to start... 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️
      Jan 1
  • Zillow Group ;/
    Instead of building the wall, fix the current infrastructure, roads and maybe fix the healthcare system
    Jan 1 5
    • Theoretically, controlling immigration would reduce the cost of most public services. Illegal immigrants don't pay tax but are using the services. Make them legal or don't let them in, simple.
      Jan 1
    • Bank of The West / Consultant
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      Theoretically yeah!
      Jan 1
    • Microsoft 4655434b
      You do know that many illegal immigrants actually do pay taxes, yet aren’t eligible for the many services those taxes are used for? There aren’t that many cash jobs out there & most use fake ssn & do pay taxes
      Jan 1
    • K, then why not give them legal status?
      Jan 1
    • Microsoft 4655434b
      One has nothing to do w the other
      Jan 2
  • Google l4fw9c
    $5B is chump change for the US. The impasse around its funding is purely political.
    Jan 1 3
    • Microsoft 4655434b
      It’s equivalent to almost the entire EPA budget, spend the $ there
      Jan 2
    • New tLFu71
      Way better roi building the wall than burning at the epa for bullshit feel good nothingness.
      Jan 2
    • Microsoft 4655434b
      Do you like the water in your tap not being hazardous to your health?
      Jan 2
  • Google / Eng
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    The only wall we need is one around Trump and I would be happy to pay for it.
    Jan 1 0
  • Maybe the wall should claim to be a fintech startup and offer uninsured "cash management" accounts.
    Jan 1 0
  • Salesforce willforce
    Must be a huge napkin.
    Jan 1 0
  • New UHtz31
    it's not a wall guys, it's a bunch of spikes sticked into the desert and Mexico "will pay" for it
    Jan 1 0

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